Now that years 4 and 5 were getting more confident with their playdoh algorithms they were given a new challenge. Of course, robots don’t really understand English, so we can’t just use any old words when we’re giving it instructions. This is the ‘code’ that the robot understands.

These are the commands that Mrs H the playdoh robot understood:


We had to put these together to get the robot to do what we wanted it to! Here are our before and afters, take a look at the improvements!




As our robot, Mrs H, followed our instructions, some of us did some debugging. This is a new word we’re trying to use for when we find mistakes in our algorithms.